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What can I do to reduce my muscle stiffness and also soreness?

What can I do to reduce my muscle stiffness and also soreness?

Rest, heat: Muscle "stiffness" after exercise is due to metabolite build up. This occurs when the work the muscle does exceeds the rate of oxygen supplied. It occurs during strength more than endurance training, that is when "bulking up". The real answer is to go more slowly in your training. But heat, massage and if very sore judicial use of an anti inflammatory such as advil or Aleve (naproxen) will help. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What can I do to prevent muscle cramping and soreness?

What can I do to prevent muscle cramping and soreness?

Cramps: Sometimes cramps are from a lack of vitamin k or calcium or magnesium or water. The key is moderation, keep well hydrated, eat a banana and at the first sign of a cramp, rest, massage and relax the muscle before it goes into a severe spasm that will leave you with discomfort for a prolonged period of time... ...Read more

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What can I do to help with muscle and joint pain in my ankle?

What can I do to help with muscle and joint pain in my ankle?

Find out why: Get evaluated by an orthopedic doctor. Once you have a good diagnosis or explanation of why you have the pain you can then go over your options with the doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What could I do to reduce pain and morning stiffness?

What could I do to reduce pain and morning stiffness?

See below: You need to find out what is causing these symptoms in order to best treat whether it is osteoarthritis or something inflammatory such as rheumatoid arthritis. Consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce neck and shoulder tension?

What can I do to reduce neck and shoulder tension?

Exercise and massage: Life style changes cause tensions. See a physical therapist for an exercise and massage program. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe muscle pain in the back and arms?

What can I do to soothe muscle pain in the back and arms?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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What can I do for stiffness and soreness in me hands?

What can I do for stiffness and soreness in me hands?

Inflammation: If you are a healthy person and doing manual labor it is not unusual to have stiffness and soreness of the hands. If you have no stomach problems, bleeding tendency, or kidney or liver problems it is safe to take over the counter Motrin with food. Please take as recommended on the bottle or your physician. With rest and medication this should resolve in 1week. Otherwise see you primary doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to address my joint pain and stiffness?

What can I do to address my joint pain and stiffness?

Find out why.: Could be an arthrititiy or other muskuloskeletal condition. Any other symptoms. Fever/chills, skin abnormalities etc.?Which joints? All or just one area of body. Was there any trauma or have you exercised for first time in a while. If it persists, see a physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce my soreness after lifting?

A few steps: Make sure to apply indirect ice to the affected area, wrap ice in a thin towel, making sure not to put direct ice on the area. This works best for immediate relief. Ice the area right after the activity to reduce inflammation and later use a heat pack to increase blood flow to the area. You can also take tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, or aleve to further help the soreness. ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to reduce lower back pain and what stretches can I do?

Is there something i can do to reduce lower back pain and what stretches can I do?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of nsaid's, salonpas hot patches, heat/ice may also help. If no access to a pt, try pilates/yoga/piyo. ...Read more

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I'm still getting stiffness and pain in my knees. what can I do to help help this?

I'm still getting stiffness and pain in my knees. what can I do to help help this?

Get evaluated: Knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, and neoplasm. Stiffness is often a sign of arthritic changes. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain I have in my shoulders, and biceps?

What can I do to relieve the pain I have in my shoulders, and biceps?

Need More Info: Please state the circumstances surrounding your pain-what you do to aggrevate, the character or the pain-aching, burning, stabbing, radiation (does it seem to move), what relieves it if anything, how long have you had it, were there injuries associated with the pain. Thanks! ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve my lower back stiffness?

What can I use to relieve my lower back stiffness?

Stretch & ezercise: For most, simple stretching and exercise auffices. Heat can help as can some over the counter remedies and medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprophen or naproxen. ...Read more

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Can i rest my back or is there exercises i can do to stop this pain in my lower back and leg muscles?

Can i rest my back or is there exercises i can do to stop this pain in my lower back and leg muscles?

Depends: If its an acute problem rest and alternate heat and cold as tolerated. If its chronic muscle strengthening may be helpful to prevent future problems. See a doc or physical therapist to get specifics.You need to make sure you dont have a ruptured disc before doing any therapy. Make sure if your doing routine execise that you are doing them properly and its not the cause as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the soreness after skateboarding?

What can I do to reduce the soreness after skateboarding?

Masssage,ice pack,mo: You can use ice pack, massage the area and if it is hurting short Ibuprofen may be taken if there is no allergy to Ibuprofen or aspirin. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate burning in left shoulder and tiredness?

What can I do to alleviate burning in left shoulder and tiredness?

Shoulder: I can't think of a link between shoulder pain and tiredness. You should start with a visit to your PCP and may need a consult with an orthopedic surgeon. That does not mean you will need shoulder surgery - there are many ways to help that burning pain. ...Read more

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What can I do to limit and lower shoulder inflammation?

What can I do to limit and lower shoulder inflammation?

Many things: The first thing to do is figure out what activities are most likely to cause pain and then avoid or limit those activities. Nsaid's (eg ibuprofen) can control pain and inflammation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the pain. Ice can help acutely. In the sub-acute setting, rotator cuff strengthening exercises (either home-based or physical therapy) can help. Cortisone injections can be helpful too. ...Read more

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I have neck stiffness and headaches and it gets worse with running what can I do to relieve this?

I have neck stiffness and headaches and it gets worse with running what can I do to relieve this?

There are options: Would need more information to assist which I'd be happy to do. Please make a virtual consult appointment to discuss further. Thanks! ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


Dr. Jennifer Chu
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Muscle Stiffness (Definition)

Muscle stiffness is a symptom where it is difficult to move one or more muscle groups due to tightness or increased ...Read more